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I got it! NOS 77 Bianchi Specialissima, please Help

Old 01-14-20, 08:16 PM
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I got it! NOS 77 Bianchi Specialissima, please Help

Hey Everyone,

Yup. Its the one that was in the for sale section. The frame arrived on Friday and it looks great. I actually dont like the pictures because they make the frame look more shop worn than it is. I've been looking for a clean Celeste green High end Bianchi for years. I cant get over its condition. I cant wait to build it up!

I need your help! This bicycle requires short reach BOLT ON brakes. I either need a new brakeset or I could use just the front bolt because I have a rear for the Nuovo record brakes. Also, I need a nice Super Record crankset and some braze on campagnolo shifters. I am also looking for some time period clincher rims. Probably a 36hole because I already have the hubs. Check out the pics and thanks for lookin!





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Old 01-14-20, 08:27 PM
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I'm Celeste with envy!
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I'm Celeste with envy!
Good one!
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If I died this minute id die a happy man knowing that frameset went to a good home.

Gorgeous frameset is a total cliché but GORGEOUS FRAMESET!!!
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If I died this minute id die a happy man knowing that frameset went to a good home.

Gorgeous frameset is a total cliché but GORGEOUS FRAMESET!!!
Thanks. I will hopefully build it with worthy components.

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Congratulations John. That bike is beautiful. You'll have to complete the build so we can all go riding again this summer.
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I may have some NR/SR bits. Are you looking for date-correct crank arms (1978?), and what arm length? 52/42? Maybe a good idea to measure the BB spindle length to see if it needs a pre- (113mm spindle) or post-CPSC (115.5mm spindle) crank. I may also have some short reach arms or full calipers - I can check tomorrow. For rims, clinchers or tubular?
Looks like a fab project frame.
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I have shifters coming. I'm going to switch some parts around in my bikes. I can use either a super record or a Nuovo record crankset.

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I may have some NR/SR bits. Are you looking for date-correct crank arms (1978?), and what arm length? 52/42? Maybe a good idea to measure the BB spindle length to see if it needs a pre- (113mm spindle) or post-CPSC (115.5mm spindle) crank. I may also have some short reach arms or full calipers - I can check tomorrow. For rims, clinchers or tubular?
Looks like a fab project frame.

Hi, thanks for responding. Crank arm length 170 or 172.5. I have plenty of spindles so that is not an issue. Let me know on the brakes. I will go with clinchers.

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Sweet frame! Congrats & good luck on the build. ✌️
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Beautiful frameset, good luck with build.
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Eccezionale!

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clinchers?.....this bike deserves Tubies...... thin mavic GP4 or 330 or abrosia checkout for sale or put up a WTB...... IIRC 36 hole tubular rims are fairly easy to come by
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Beautiful! Are you going period correct, or modern?
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These look like a good fit for your bike, except the bb appears to be English.








But even a NOS period correct crank seems worth $200. Do whatever you want with the bb, you can't see them once installed anyway.
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The 3XXXX serial number might be 1973 or 1983. Anyone want to chime in here? Different s/n for Specialissima?

The BIANCHI decals look like those on my 1982 (made in 1981).
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The 3XXXX serial number might be 1973 or 1983. Anyone want to chime in here? Different s/n for Specialissima?

The BIANCHI decals look like those on my 1982 (made in 1981).
Fork crown is very distinctive to the mid late seventies models. Would love to learn more!

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I think I found a donor bicycle 4 the parts. Find a great deal on a older lotus competition full campagnolo nuovo record and super record. We will see if that pans out. Also found a unicanter seat. Can't wait to build this sucker up

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